I know I shouldn't complain, but I really don't like this heat, makes me feel listless and headachey. I take after my Mum, she couldn't take hot weather either. We lived in Gibraltar for a couple of years when I was a child (Dad was in the RAF and was stationed there), I remember the very first time we spent the day on the beach, Mum got sunstroke and had to be rushed to hospital in an ambulance.
After my week or so of feeling generally unwell, I do feel better now....it's just that the heat is draining me. I try to get jobs done in the mornings, as I'm fit for nothing come the afternoon when it's hottest. The dog and I lie down in a darkened room (she can't take the heat either), whilst husband is out in the garden working or stretched out dozing on his sun lounger. He's as brown as a nut, whilst I'm still pale (and not even interesting!), apart from the odd pink bit where I've caught the sun whilst putting washing on the line or doing a bit of deadheading. Oh, and then there's the heat rash all over my feet and ankles....very attractive 😒 (and itchy).
We're forecast to have the hot weather for at least the next week - am I the only one who thinks 'oh no'? And the garden desperately needs some rain....we do water every day, but the plants do so much better with rain rather than tap water.
So Boris has now said we can have up to 6 people in our gardens from Monday, which will be nice. Socially distanced still - no hugging, sadly. Oh I can't wait to be able to hug people. I'd love to be able to go and see my sister and 2 brothers, but we can't as yet - it's just too far to drive there and back in a day (as overnight stays aren't allowed yet). Even if we could, it's just not doable anyway seeing as we wouldn't be allowed inside to go to the loo! I know we're able to drive further now for exercise, picnics and even some shop visits, but the fact that public loos aren't open makes it impractical. And the virus is still out there, it's not gone away yet, so I'm still very wary of going anywhere where it might be busy.